February 12, 2020
This post is very near and dear to my heart. Four years ago in February of 2017, my girls attended their first Father Daughter Dance with their Daddy.
(First Daddy Daughter Dance in 2017)
It was an absolutely amazing experience for all 3 of them and we decided as a family to prioritize this event each year no matter what else was going on. It’s non-negotiable. And every year he gives them chocolate roses or flowers. Be still my heart. When it comes to pictures, the first two years I was a “normal mom” and just took the pictures with my cell phone on our front porch. However, last year I decided I wanted quality images that we could treasure forever so I scheduled an entire photo shoot in downtown Montgomery! My new plan is to shoot in the same location each year to document them as they grow. (see images below)
Each year I make a big deal out of shopping with the girls for their dresses and shoes. Then the day of the dance I help them do their hair and makeup, get dressed, and this year I even shaved their legs for them. I know I know. HUGE DEAL. LOL So for four years now they’ve had this amazing date night with their Dad and here are a few things I believe they are learning through the experience:
They are worthy of love.
They are worthy of being treated like princesses.
They deserve to be treated with care and respect.
They have the right to set their standards sky high.
Their Dad will always be there for them.
Their Dad loves them unconditionally.
They are an important priority in our lives.
There is nothing that compares to the bond between a dad and his daughters.
They can feel secure in WHO and WHOSE they are.
This night is something they start looking forward to each year as soon as Christmas is over! It makes my heart so happy to see them creating these priceless memories with their dad that will stay with them for their entire lives and while I know this may change at some point, right now they claim they will keep going to the dance with their dad until they leave for college and maybe even longer. I hope that’s true! No matter how old they are, they will always be Daddy’s little girls.
Scroll down to see this years images as well as collages from the past 4 years. 🙂